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Mrouzia (Honey-Braised Lamb Shanks)
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lamb shanks, frenched, if desired
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
large white onion, finely chopped
ras el hanout (purchased or homemade)
crushed saffron threads
blanched whole almonds
toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
How to Make Mrouzia (Honey-Braised Lamb Shanks)
1Heat oil and butter in an 8-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
2Season lamb generously with salt and pepper, and cook, turning as needed, until well browned all over, about 12 minutes. Transfer lamb to a plate; set aside.
3Add onion to pot, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add raisins, ras el hanout, saffron, and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
4Add lamb, almonds, honey, and 3 cups water, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and cook, partially covered, until lamb is very tender, about 3½ hours.
5Divide shanks and sauce among serving plates, and sprinkle each with sesame seeds.
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Posted: Fri, Jan 23, 2015